Prof. Zou Xiaodong, Party Secretary of Zhejiang University (ZJU), led a delegation to visit the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on February 28 to discuss ways to enhance cooperation between the two universities. The 11-member delegation comprised representatives from School of Medicine, The Sci-Tech Academy, Academy of Social Sciences, Guanghua Law School and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Office. Talks were held to discuss the future directions of bilateral collaboration.
The delegation was warmly welcomed by Prof. Rocky Tuan, Vice-Chancellor of CUHK and other CUHK members, including Prof. Fok Tai-fai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor; Prof. Wong Suk-ying, Associate Vice-President; Prof. Leung Yuen-sang, Faculty Dean of Arts; Prof. Lan Huiyao, Assistant Faculty Dean of Medicine; Prof. Raymond Tong, Department Chairman of Biomedical Engineering; Prof. Shao Qiman, Department Chairman of Statistics; Prof. Lin Zhixiu, Director of Hong Kong Institute of Integrative Medicine; Prof. Cheng Chung-yi, Director of Research Centre for Chinese Philosophy and Culture; Ms. Corinna Lee, Director of Personnel and Ms. Wing Wong, Director of Academic Links (China). Also in the meeting were CUHK representatives of Joint Laboratories between CUHK and ZJU, comprising Prof. Fung Kwok-pui, Director of Joint Laboratory on Natural Products and Toxicology Research; Prof. Tsang Hon-ki, Director of Joint Center for Advanced Photonics Research; Prof. Max Meng, Director of Joint Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering; Prof. Yu Jun, Director of Joint Research Centre of Liver and Digestive Diseases.
In the meeting, Prof. Tuan gave general introduction of CUHK's development and its collaboration efforts with mainland China. He expressed that the University has been attaching great importance to the partnership development with ZJU and is looking forward to launching new strategic projects between the two universities and achieving more outstanding results through collaboration in all directions. ZJU suggested enhancing collaboration in liver and digestive diseases, fundamental medicine, mathematics and statistics, humanities and social sciences. The delegates also visited research labs and academic units of CUHK during their stay.
Since the establishment of partnership in 1991, CUHK has been collaborating closely with ZJU in research, supervision of postgraduates and student interflow. Both universities are members of the Worldwide Universities Network and the Association of University Presidents of China, and have jointly established research units in biomedical engineering, natural products research, advanced photonics, as well as liver and digestive diseases. The visit further enhanced understanding and bolstered the linkage between the two universities, promoting closer collaboration platforms.